NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,079 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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indium In 111-ibritumomab tiuxetan
(IN-dee-um … ih-brih-TOO-moh-mab ty-UK-seh-tan)
A radiolabeled monoclonal antibody that is used to detect certain types of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also being studied in the detection of other types of B-cell tumors. Indium In 111-ibritumomab tiuxetan is made up of the monoclonal antibody ibritumomab plus the radioisotope indium In 111. It binds to a protein called CD20, which is found on B cells. A machine is used to detect which cells in the body have bound the antibody. Indium In 111-ibritumomab tiuxetan is a type of radiopharmaceutical. Also called 111In-ibritumomab tiuxetan and 111In-Zevalin.